Definition of Gumbo soil
1. Noun. Any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water.
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Literary usage of Gumbo soil
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1. Principles of Agricultural Chemistry by George Stronach Fraps (1913)
"Salt content of sandy land and of gumbo soil, before and after irrigation. Irrigation causes the alkali to rise to near the surface of the gumbo soil. ..."
2. Geology of Petroleum by William Harvey Emmons (1921)
"Dark-gray shale; forms gumbo soil. Light-gray clay and irregular beds of gray and brown sandstone. Dark-gray shale; forms gumbo soil. ..."
3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"Especially do we find gumbo soil containing it. Generally they are neutral, but once in a while we find they contain lime. ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... large portion of the arid region of the United States; gumbo soil, a. compact fine silty soil; and a so-called loess supposed to be of alluvial origin. ..."
5. Roads, Paths and Bridges by Logan Waller Page (1912)
"The gumbo soil is composed of very fine particles, the colour of which ranges from grey to black, according to the amount of organic matter. ..."
6. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1904)
"It is over gumbo soil and at certain times in the year Is impassable. This fall the road has been worked by the King system of dragging and has been in ..."